The mercury has taken a nosedive this weekend. I was hoping to wear my new Lands’ End sandals today but instead I’m in boots and a scarf. There was a light frost this morning. We had covered the tomatoes and peppers so hopefully no damage. It was pretty chilly in Chicago and with quite a wind of course. Happily I had ordered an autumn Breton from Boden USA’s eBay store intending to put it away for the summer and that was waiting for me, so I was toasty warm in that.
I ordered this Lightweight Scarf in hibiscus multi from Boden ages ago but it was on a long backorder (5weeks wait again now) and by the time I got it, it wasn’t really scarf weather any more, not even for a light one like this. I can’t say I’m pleased it’s cold enough but it cheers me up a bit!
I swithered about these boots since last winter, made up my mind to go for them and then kept missing the “40% off” window. When I finally did get a pair they were a little neat and I sent them back for a wide. They told me they were on backorder until August but these were waiting for me at the weekend too, obviously a return. They fit great, a little big if anything, but they were a wee bit scuffed on the side. They definitely haven’t been worn, just badly packed I guess. My original pair were clearly brand new and also a bit poorly packed – just inside a poly bag, flip flopping around in a large box, not the best way to keep them in tip top condition until they get to the customer… I decided to keep them though since it’s not too bad and no doubt I will scratch them myself within 5 mins of putting them on.
I’m not really in clothes-buying mood at the moment, the 10lbs and going up a size is not conducive to that, but I did get taken to Lands’ End for a mother’s day treat. I was very restrained and just picked up a few things – some cropped trousers, shorts and a linen top – but I could easily have taken home a lovely maxi dress and eyelet shorts from the Canvas range, a cute jersey skirt and a very Boden-esque pink rose top. Perhaps I’ll go back with the coupon in a few weeks for these when the other half hasn’t got his beady eye on me!
Shirt: Eddie Bauer, old